Providing Your Cattle High Quality Water
We all know hydration is vital and your cattle depend on you for their hydration. Water management should be included in your nutrition plan; here are some tips that will ensure your herd always has an adequate, high quality water supply.
Water Management Tips:
- Evaluate the number and type of animals on your property and ensure that all watering devices are not only accessible but they are spaced appropriately.
- There should be two feet of accessible linear water for every 10 head of cattle.
- Avoid using pond water as drinking water, research has shown heifers gain 23 percent more weight when spring water or water pumped from a well is available.
- Clean your devices frequently and check with your local county extension or beef cattle consultant about testing the water on your property for any contaminants.
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